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ashiq mehedi

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Oud to choose!
« on: December 02, 2015, 03:18:42 AM »
Basically Ouds are divided into two categories Arabic and Turkish. However for choosing between two is the matter of personal preference. It depends on the intended use, type of music that will be played, comfort as well as playing style.
 Mid-East Mfg. the ethnic musical instrument manufacturer offers affordable Ouds  from both Egypt and Turkey. These have really professional look and accordingly available in acoustic-electric models.

Chooserís have plenty of options when buying Arabic or Turkish style Oud ;).

 What about you guys? 



ashiq mehedi

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Re: Oud to choose!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 11:17:59 AM »
By physical structure Arabic Ouds are larger and a bit more full-bodied in their sound.  Turkish Ouds have a slightly shorter scale length and typically have lower string action than their Arabic counterparts. The Turkish instrument sports like a thinner soundboard.  Because of these differences, the Arabic Oud produces a darker, deeper tone than the lighter and brighter timbre of the smaller size Turkish Oud.  Still, itís important to keep in mind that individual instruments will present a wide range of overlapping tonal colors (just as with guitars, harps, and other acoustic instruments).

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Re: Oud to choose!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 10:18:15 AM »
Samer Totah playing Oud just like he can do it by born :o I just think what type Oud is it? Is that an Arabian? or Turkish?

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Re: Oud to choose!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 11:05:51 AM »
Hi, great to see your interest in Ouds. The first step that one must take in order to enter the world of the Oud is to decide which type of Oud he or she wants to wield. It is your weapon, it is your staff, it is your wand. The sound it makes creates your identity as an Oud player. Are you the sound of the desert sand dunes? Or are you the sound of charging horses galloping across green steppes? These are the many colours and flavours of the Oud which you can achieve. There are many choices to choose from. The Oud has evolved over many thousands of years, and it took sometime before even I could understand the differences between different types of Ouds. Below is a general outline of the types of Ouds by region and style. This information will give you what it took me years to discover.

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Re: Oud to choose!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 09:41:06 AM »
You can grab an oud from Iraqi family. In the last century a new design was developed by Mohammed Fadel Hussein. This Oud features a floating bridge, similiar to Mandolin and Irish Bouzoukis. It also usually features oval sound holes without rosettes. These along with other construction differences creates an Oud with a unique sound. Some say it more similiar to a guitar in that the middle range frequencies come out creating a clean and full sound. Nowadays, this style of Oud is built by all Oud builders. You can find low cost floating bridge Ouds from most Oud factories.